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|Advocate names Atlanta 9th 'gayest' city in America|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:28|
The Advocate today released its annual list of the “Gayest Cities in America.” Atlanta, the birthplace of civil rights, was ranked 9th, the same position it held a year ago in Advocate's 2012 rankings.
Other cities featured in this year's list include three cities from Washington state. Tacoma, Wa. was named this year's “gayest city.” (Complete list at the bottom of this article)
The ranking criteria isn't exclusive to gay bars and nightlife, nor is it an exact scientific determination, as the Advocate points out.
Factors in the ranking include elected officials, the annual HRC Corporate Equality Index, concerts by gay-friendly groups Scissor Sisters, Uh Huh Her, Girl in a Coma and the cast of “Glee,” shopping, transgender protections, gay rugby teams, bisexual resource groups, roller derby and marriage equality.
Thank God for the Atlanta Bucks and the Atlanta Rollergirls.
Here is the magazine's recap of Atlanta:
In 2010, the "city too busy to hate" was ranked as the number one gayest locale in the country. Last year, Atlanta was also ranked as the 9th “gayest city in America” by the news magazine.
Here is the complete list:
15. Saint Louis, Missouri
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